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The Bible, Old and New Testaments, King James Version


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Book from Project Gutenberg: The Bible, Old and New Testaments, King James Version

Library of Congress Classification: BS


Possible copyright status NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language English
Call number gutenberg etext# 10
Book contributor Project Gutenberg
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Reviews

Reviewer: jon88 - - February 24, 2010
Subject: multi million best-seller!
just suggesting ...if you really want to read this book it doesn't actually have to be read from beginning to end......i think God was playing a joke by putting leviticus and deuteronomy toward the front so that people who were reading it for all the supposed errors would really get bogged down. Read the book of Ruth, short wonderful story, jump over to 1 and 2 corinthians for practical instruction.........and also the best insight into the man Paul. The book of the acts of the apostles takes you deeper, then read Luke and finally John. after that prayerfully consider.... don't get in a hurry....and start a couple chapters a day praying to God for insight and understanding.
Reviewer: Tertius - - October 27, 2005
Subject: Got Soul ?
Favorite verse: Hebrews 4:12 The Word of God is alive and powerful, sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of the soul and spirit, the joints and the marrow, and is a critic of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Some regard the King James Bible to be a work of fiction, others the Holy word of God. I read the King James translation of the Bible some, when I was young, and more or less accepted what was taught about the King James Bible at the church I attended with my parents.

When I grew older, I looked at the Bible for myself, and at one point, almost gave up on the whole idea of God and all. The church I attended - when I was growing up - put a lot of stock in the original languages for translation. There was a lot of ranting in the church about how terrible a translation the King James actually was.

Later, when I went to college, I took some years of Greek and a tad of Hebrew. I later came the conclusion that the Bible text was truthful, but that I had been mislead by the pastors teachings concerning what the Bible actually had to say.

I personally feel as though I understand why there are hostile attitudes toward the Bible text. Not so sure, however, that I understand why anyone would feel so hostile toward a book they believe to be purely fiction.

It is said that Life is stranger than fiction and perhaps, for some, truth is more mysterious.

I imagine a good deal of turmoil over the Bible text has to do with the plethora of men/women of the cloth who put their own special spin on the Bible; and perhaps, a generous portion of synagogue or church goers who are neither hearers, nor doers of good.

IMHO a lot of false ideas about the Bible text are popular. I imagine a majority of people dont know or care very little what the Bible text has to say, or even what it means. It seems common now for people to mock and deride the Bible. In the end, what is true will be true and what is false will be false.

Although, I imagine some of the positive reviewers of the Bible text may know very little of the Bibles contents, I feel as though - it may also be the case - that some of the Bibles more negative, or sarcastic reviewers, are just as rash in their willingness to post a judgmental rant or comment concerning the King James Bible text.

The King James translation of the Bible is maybe not the best translation for a modern reader,but for the most part is readable.

Another favorite verse : For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul ?

Got soul ?
Reviewer: Alyosha - - October 17, 2005
Subject: Greatest Story Ever Told - Often Misunderstood
The ever-increasing revelation of the God who is there.
Complete with un-doctored scenes showing the full range of humanity in their fallen condition and the God who seeks them and reveals light, truth and most importantly Himself as our Creator, Redeemer and Friend.
Reviewer: mailinator - - December 25, 2004
Subject: A real page turner!
Looking for a spooky tale to curl up to this Halloween season? Is there a glaring gap between your Stephen King and Anne Rice books on the shelf? Here's the perfect horror novel to plug it with!

A supernatural thriller to the core, the monster in this book will thrill and chill you! A demonic entity named Yahweh sets humanity up with the perfect trap: the Tree of Life. Knowing they'll eat the otherwise purposeless fruit, he slaps them with a generational curse that binds them to his malevolent will! What follows is the most twisted tale of evil ever written! Yahweh, egotistical and ragingly jealous, uses those under his control to rape and pillage cultures that don't worship him. Men, women and animals alike were slain in these bloodthirsty raids. The only hope you had was being a virgin woman whom Yahweh encourages to be conquested [Deuteronomy 21:10-13], [Deuteronomy 20:13-16].

If you have a hard time reading about cruel animal and human sacrifices, perverted sexual references and the murder and abuse of children I suggest not picking this up. This is a true tale of horror and our villian is far from tactful! However, Yahweh's not a transparent, homocidal manaic. To be so would be far too predictable and I commend the author on his skillful character development. What makes Yahweh so fiendish is that he commits his violent acts under the veneer of love! To fool humanity futher he sent down a hippy version of himself and later set that person up to die, quenching his bloodlust once again. But, that's not where the horror ends! I hate to give away the ending but it's far too devious to go unmentioned! In the end his cult followers will be sucked into an alternative dimension where they will toil and praise his ego to neverending extents. Those who choose not to accept his conditional, unconditional love will find themselves in a sadistic torture pit of his making.

What's really neat about this work of fiction is you don't even have to pay for it! There's many fan bases out there that will happily provide you with a copy!
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